According to a joint study by management consultancy firm Kienbaum and the Center of Automotive Research (CAR) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, 94 % of German consumers surveyed consider environmental protection important or fairly important. 84 % are generally convinced of being able to make a personal contribution to protecting the environment.
In Mainz-Hechtsheim, an energy park is to be constructed by 2015 under the project leadership of the Mainz Public Utility Company. The special feature of this intended energy concept: an electrolysis plant.
Technical progress in recent years – especially in the area of constructions made from solid cross laminated timber walls – have allowed building with timber to advance into previously unreachable regions. The restriction to buildings of lower height is a thing of the past, and timber is now also increasingly being used in urban environments.